Welcome to the Pennine Soaring Club Website

The Pennine Soaring Club may not be the largest Hang gliding and Paragliding club in the UK
but we're one of the most active.

We have great flying sites to cover most wind directions with some of the best XC potential in the UK...

... and welcome visiting pilots to fly The Pennines with open arms. (See our site guide).

Although we currently do not run a strict Members Only policy we would rather have you on our team.
Not only because of the benefits to you, but also because over the years we have negotiated agreements with farmers
and landowners and would like to keep them as happy with flying as we are.

Find out about Joining the Pennine Soaring Club

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About

The Pennine Soaring Club caters for Hang Gliding (HG), Paragliding (PG) and Powered HG / PG pilots w…

Sites

We will try and give you as much information as possible about the Pennines flying sites to make you…

Competitions

The Pennine Soaring Club runs a number of friendly competitions, (organised by the Competition Secre…

Safety

WARNING

Free flying is an enjoyable activity which requires fitness, knowledge, skill, judgement, a…

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Weather and Pressure Charts

Weather Links

Here are some useful links for getting weather forecasts:

Hen Harriers

Thursday, June 13, 2019

RSPB have announced that there has been successful fledging of several hen harrier chicks in the Bowland Forest area. They request people stick to marked tracks in the area to avoid stressing these

A Grand Day Out

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Doarama has changed name to Ayvri, and seems to have raised its game. Have a look at the track here: https://ayvri.com/scene/8dk36qe1kx/cjufeds5k00013b64fvfr8basThanks Jim Ashley for the choice of

Ripon XC

Monday, April 01, 2019

To get the ball rolling on our new all singing web site, I've been encouraged to write a few words about the first decent day this flying season.

The Paramotor Code

Friday, June 14, 2019

Over the last few months, the BHPA has been working with the CAA to try to educate those who fly Paramotors with no training. Together they have worked up the Paramotor Code.

SIV etc.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

PSC Safety Bulletin May 2019 Some thoughts from my recent SIV course. And other thoughts This was my third SIV course; I still learned loads, and discovered how much more I don’t know. Top tip: buy a

Free Flight and Spectators

Sunday, April 21, 2019

PSC Safety Bulletin April 2019 - SupplmentAn incident with potentially serious consequences in Derbyshire reminds us of the need to take extra care when there are spectators watching. On holiday

Winter Hill–Gate to be Locked

Friday, June 14, 2019

I have just been contacted by the secretary of the Rivington Soaring Association (modellers) stating that some of their members were stopped recently by Arqiva TV Mast security staff as they went up

Hen Harriers

Thursday, June 13, 2019

RSPB have announced that there has been successful fledging of several hen harrier chicks in the Bowland Forest area. They request people stick to marked tracks in the area to avoid stressing these

Winter Hill–Reopened

Saturday, September 01, 2018

We are now re-opening Winter Hill - The moor fires are extinguished and the access road is clear, therefore we see no reason to keep it closed.I have been unable to speak to the landowners, United

The Paramotor Code

Friday, June 14, 2019

Over the last few months, the BHPA has been working with the CAA to try to educate those who fly Paramotors with no training. Together they have worked up the Paramotor Code.

5 Tips for Beginners

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Jack Pimblett shares some of the tips which have helped him progress as a pilot.

Pilot Revision–Airlaw

Thursday, November 22, 2018

On the 19th Novemer, Richard Butterworth gave a review of the airlaw part of the pilot exam, along with additional hints and tips and some exercises to help in everyday flying which are not on the

Northern XC League

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

There is now a Northern XC league competition designed to allow northern clubs to compete without the issues of getting to some of the more distant long distance take offs.The six clubs involved

BP Cup 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019

Entries for the 2019 rounds are now open and we have a round in the Pennines and one in the Yorkshire Dales. As requested by our pilots last year, entry is now restricted to EN A, B and C gliders

Grid Challenge Completed again!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Since the Northern Challenge Trophy started, people have stopped telling me when they've done Grid Challenges. So I missed this until now: Geoff Crossley came to Parlick on May 18th, rattled round the